As Texas Gov. Rick Perry faces felony charges, his general counsel Mary Anne Wiley has denied any inappropriate actions and said he will fight the claims.
On Aug. 15, a Travis County, Texas, grand jury indicted Perry for abuse of official capacity, which is a first-degree felony, and coercion of a public official. The grand jury found that Perry improperly vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for the Travis County district attorney’s public integrity unit. That unit is overseen by District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, who refused Perry’s call to resign after she pled guilty to drunk driving charges.